Next in line
Bilbao is still pursuing the architectural route as an outward and visible sign of its regeneration ambitions.
Isozaki is designing residential towers that are causing trouble locally, even though the city is far from low-rise. Now Rafael Moneo is designing a new building to go close to the Guggenheim; other superstars at work in the city are Robert Stern and Cesar Pelli. If Manhattan is coming to Bilbao, any chance of London getting a look-in?
Michael Wilford's heroic interchange, upgrading the existing central station, fell victim to political machinations, though you never know your luck.
Foster's metro, by the way, looks superb.